Abel Ortiz-Acosta was born in Cuidad Allende, Coahuila, Mexico. In 2001 he received his Masterís of Art degree in Painting/Drawing and in 2002, he received his Masterís of Fine Art degree in Painting/Drawing with a minor in Sculpture, both from The University of Iowa. In 2010, Ortiz opened Art Lab, Contemporary Art Space in Uvalde, Texas in order to enrich local culture with contemporary art exhibitions and events. Today, Mr. Ortiz is the fulltime associate professor at Southwest Texas Junior College in Uvalde, Texas. His work has been exhibited in Chicago, San Antonio, Houston, Rhode Island and other venues. Contact artist.